Andrew D. Atkins Associate

Focused on the financial services industry, Andrew represents clients in high-stakes litigation, class action disputes, appellate matters, and commercial arbitrations across the country. Clients turn to him for representation in business torts, general commercial contracts, investigations, and compliance, and other government enforcement and regulatory matters, including CFPB compliance.

Andrew has represented banks and other financial institutions in disputes involving complex financial products and instruments, residential mortgage securitizations, consumer class actions, investor claims, software and technology disputes, insurance coverage disputes, and other complex litigation matters. He has significant experience with residential mortgage issues, including the defense of mortgage repurchase and indemnification claims. Andrew also provides compliance-related advice pursuant to CFPB and other financial industry regulations.

In addition to financial services, Andrew has represented clients in the food and beverage, healthcare, and retail industries

Andrew is very active in the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association. Among other activities, Andrew is currently a co-chair of the Section’s Young Advocates Committee.    

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Andrew served as a law clerk for the Honorable Donald M. Middlebrooks of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and judicial extern to the Honorable Lawrence L. Koontz, Jr. of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

As an undergraduate at Davidson College, Andrew was a Kuykendall Scholar.


Represented a large bank in case arising from an insurance fraud scheme perpetrated by bank customers, which included AML (anti-money laundering) compliance and regulatory aspects.

Represented large bank in mortgage repurchase and indemnification litigation arising from multiple securitization trusts and related bankruptcy settlements.

Represented global company in investigation by District of Columbia Attorney General of False Claims Act allegations.

Represented large financial institution with respect to state attorney general’s investigation of mortgage foreclosure and servicing practices.

Represented a large financial institution in bankruptcy class action adversary proceeding lawsuit involving claims arising from residential mortgage loan modifications.

Represented healthcare company in complex contract dispute with software consultant regarding the sufficiency of provided services.

Represented closely-held business owner with respect to various contract and tort disputes with fellow shareholder.

  • Florida
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • Author, A Complicated Environment, 67 WASH. & LEE. L. REV. 1624, (2010)
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, JD, cum laude, Executive Editor, Washington and Lee Law Review, 2011
  • Davidson College, BA, History, 2006

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

ABA Section of Litigation Co-Chair, Young Advocates Committee, 2018-2019; Young Lawyer Leadership Program, 2016-2018

Member, American Bar Association

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